New German/Japanese Initiative

New German/Japanese Initiative

Author: Professor Michael Schlüter, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

The 1st International Symposium on Multi-Scale Multiphase Process Engineering was held in Kanazawa, Japan from the 1st to 4th October 2011 to strengthen the scientific cooperation between Japan and Germany. Over one hundred scientists from Germany, Japan, Korea, and the USA discussed new possibilities for the description and calculation of chemical and biochemical processes in industrial equipment, including those necessary for resource-saving production of new drugs, plastics and food. During the conference, several bilateral projects were developed which are to be submitted for funding in the next three years at the German Research Community (DFG) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

The initiators of the initiative, Professor Koichi Terasaka, Keio University, Tokyo, and Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Schlüter, director of the Institute for Multiphase Flow, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany (see picture), were delighted with the success of the conference. The 2nd International Symposium on Multi-Scale Multiphase Process Engineering will be held in October 2014 under the scientific leadership of Professor Schlüter in Hamburg-Harburg. The symposium is organized by the ProcessNet, an initiative of the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Association of German Engineers.

About 120 scientists and researchers gathered in Kanazawa, Japan, to discuss new ways of optimizing chemical and biochemical processes in multiphase German/Japanese projects

The Chairs of the symposium are grateful to the DFG for financial support. Left to right: Professor Bothe, TU Darmstadt (Vice-chair Germany), Professor Schlüter, TUHH (Chair Germany), Frau Bauersachs (DFG office Tokio), Professor Ueyema, Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Chair Japan), Professor Terasaka, Keio University, Tokyo (Vice-chair Japan)

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